Occasional observations about giving. Feel free to pitch in
posted by David Pitchford @ 8:19 pm
Would anyone like to donate items they do not use nor want anymore, for the less fortunate people of Africa?I know this site may not supposed to be used for this reason, but it is supposed to be used for people who need help with something, and I need your help.I'm fifteen years old and I travel with my parents for their work, so we are constantly on the move. Now we are in Morocco Africa, and I have finally decided something I would like to do, and it is to give homeless people as much as I can, but I need your help. Rooming the streets of Morocco, is honestly scarrryy to death, and sad of course, there are people all over the streets laying in the pavement and sometimes even with children on their lap asking for help.I have realized I can do so much, but not with so little, so I want you to look through thing you do not use anymore and do not want, it can be anything, I would love as much appreal things as possible however.Anything will do however, because everything you do not use at home, people that are less fortunate will use in theres'.By the way, this is not a spam, and I would greatly appreciate people more if they stop saying that it is.If you would like to help, then thank you, if you do not then keep your comments to your self.You know a comment may just be filled with a bunch of words, but to the people here and everywhere else I have been, they are quite hurtful, even for me, because I see this everyday.Anyways back to the point, if you would like to help and donate things you do not use or need anymore, and remember it can be anything, then email me in the address below, and I will give you the necessary information and I will also answer any questions that you have, Oh and I do not accept money, it is unnecceary, I just want the stuff you do not want to give it to people who need it is all.Thanks for your time, hope to hear from you soon, and those who want to help, you are thanked from us all.My parents travel a lot like I said in the beginning, and now we are currently in Morocco, Africa for a while and that is why I am asking for your help in this country. It really would be nice of anyone to just offer, something if anything, please and thank you.Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovely idea, but I'm afraid there are many things wrong with it:1. You will need to do a cost/benefit analysis to work out what is worth transporting to Morocco and what isn't, based on real value to receipients and transport costs.2. You will need money and expertise to store these items3. You will need money and expertise to package and send these items4. You will need money and expertise for some kind of distribution centre at the other end5. You will need a process by which you choose the most deserving recipients/organisations.Look, your heart is clearly in the right place, which is rare and wonderful. But this is not how to address these problems. One amateur trying to do this will be incredibly inefficient and may well fail. You need people who know how to do this stuff. I'd suggest your first step is to find some.Good luck.
Lots of people may think that a charity is a specific cause that you give money to. But what is a charity EXACTLY? If I give $20 to my brother, is THAT charity? If I lose my wallet in the street, is THAT charity? Not quite. A charity can mean many different things, depending on who you ask…JenWww.whatisacharity.com
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